Pastor Roger Dela Cruz

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Pastor Roger Dela Cruz was born on September 17, 1971 in Burgos Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is the fifth in the brood of eight of Melchor Dela Cruz Sr. and Esther Gerona. His father has gone to be with Lord.

At an early age he learned a variety of work that only grown-ups would care to lay hands on.  As a young boy he dreamt of becoming a lawyer someday however, God’s plan brought him elsewhere.  He was given leader post of the Welding Team of Abu Dhabi Ship Building, first as a foreman and later on as Superintendent.  Early this year he was given a new role as Superintendent to different team of shipbuilders.

Pastor Roger Dela Cruz was ordained as Lay Pastor of Filipino Christian Church on January 12, 2007.  The ordination was administered by Pastor Benjamin Masiglat Jr. and Pastor Nestor Espiritu in FCC Abu Dhabi.

Beginning 1995 he served in the following ministries in FCC:


  • FCC Mussafah – Deacon, Head of Prayer Committee, Head of Mission and Evangelism Ministry 1995-1996
  • FCC Mussafah – Deacon, Head of Praise and Worship Team, Head of Mission and Evangelism, 1996-1997
  • Elder, Assistant-in-charge – FCC Mussafah, 1998-2001
  • In-charge, FCC Mussafah, 2002-2003
  • Elder, Prayer Committee Head, Adviser Food Committee – FCC Abu Dhabi, 2004
  • Elder, Multimedia Committee Head – FCC Abu Dhabi, 2005
  • Elder, Adviser of Prayer Committee, Food Ministry and Multimedia Ministry – FCC Abu Dhabi, 2006
  • Lay Pastor, 2007-present
  • Lay Pastor, Missionary Pastor, Adviser of Multimedia Ministry – FCC Mussafah, 2007
  • Director of 7 Emirates Mission, FCC Abu Dhabi, 2008-present
  • Missionary Pastor / Administrative Pastor, FCC Al Ain, 2008-2010
  • Pastor-in-charge, FCC Dubai / FCC Sharjah, 2011-2012
  • Lay Pastor, Department Head – FCC Missions, Jan 2012-present
  • Missionary Pastor, FCC Mussafah Mission Ministry, FCC Mussafah, July 2012-present

ptr_rogerfamilyHe is married to Luzviminda S. Dela Cruz of Sta Ana Pampanga and is blessed with one daughter Danielle Eunice who, at the time of this writing, is 11 years old.

At present Pastor Roger Dela Cruz is a Lay Pastor to FCC Mother Church in Abu Dhabi and is a Missionary Pastor to Mussafah where he puts himself in service to the Lord through the Mussafah Missions Ministry or the so called 3M Ministry.